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If you’re in need of a colorful side table, this is the project for you! I’m in love with how it turned out. In addition to being stylish, it’s cost conscious too. The pine round top was under $7 and the base of the table is a tomato cage!

Wouldn’t two of these be great as bedside tables? This was my first time marbling. It was so much fun and the results are incredible.

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  • 1″ x 17-3/4″ Precut Pine Round (picked up at a big box hardware store)
  • Colored Tomato Cage
  • Martha Stewart Marbling Medium
  • Various Martha Stewart Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints
  • 3/4″ x 10′ Polypropylene Hanger Strap
  • 8 -#6 x 3/4″ Wood Screws
  • Drill
  • Heavy Duty Wire Cutters
  • Plastic Spoons/Mixing Containers
  • Spray Sealer

There are so many wonderful Martha Stewart Crafts colors to choose from when creating this project, but here is a list of the colors I used, if you would like to create the same look. A big thanks to Plaid for sending me these wonderful paints and the marbling medium!

  • Celadon
  • Emerald City
  • Lake Fog
  • Lily Pad
  • Spearmint Green

The first thing I did was mix the marbling medium with the paints following the instructions listed on the bottle.

Then, I began to randomly spoon the mixture onto the pine round.

There are no mistakes with this project! It’s just good messy fun.

Swirl the paints together by tilting the board in various directions.

Add more paint in spots that aren’t covered and continuing tilting until the top and sides of round are completely covered. Let dry. Plaid has a really great video tutorial on the whole process. Scroll down to watch it!

I created the base for this table just like I did for my Tomato Cage Plant Stand. This tomato cage however had four rungs and four stakes. My Beach Ball Lanterns and Light Fixture Cover Vase are also pictured here. Be sure to check those out as well.

Although not necessary, I gave the underside of my pine round a coat of Lily Pad. Nobody should be looking under the table, but just in case!!

I centered my tomato cage on the underside of the table and attached it in four spots with the hanger strap and wood screws. Once attached, I took it outside and sprayed the top with a spray sealer for extra protection.

Easy Peasy! Fancy Schmancy!

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  1. look at those hues! Gorgeous!….

  2. Beautiful!!! I need this idea for a coffee table ♥

  3. going to try this……..looks so great

  4. So pretty!

  5. This is soooooo cool!!!

  6. So enjoy these practical, creative, doable projects when you don’t have to spend a fortune.

    • Thanks, Debbie! I really strive to share those types of projects. Affordable and approachable!

  7. That looks so cool and easy too 🙂 thanks for sharing!

  8. LOVE THIS… will be sharing a link to this post on the Altered Pages blog Wednesday!

    • Thats wonderful. Thank you and thanks for the lovely write-up.

  9. I love this, Mark! Now you have me all inspired to seek out marbling supplies and tomato cages. Oh dear… more stuff for my craft stash. Lol P.S. sorry if it seems like I’m stalking you; after seeing your wonderful Christmas Window display video, I couldn’t wait to check out your other projects. Sue x

    • Thank you, Sue! This project is one of my all time favorites. So happy you stumbled upon me. Thanks for checking out my site!

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